Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS NFL Commentator, Tony Romo heaped praises on New England Patriots' Head Coach Bill Belichick during an interview before he competed in the Northeast Amateur Invitational at the Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island. While he never had a chance to play for Belichick, Romo had an opportunity to sit with Belichick during production meetings ahead of CBS broadcasts of Patriots' games where the 67-year-old head coach provided insight on his team and upcoming matchups. During an interview with the media, Romo was asked about Belichick and his enthusiasm for the job as the Patriots head coach and if he is close to retirement after a 20-year stint in New England.

He led them to six Super Bowl victories with Tom Brady as quarterback. He also won two Super Bowl rings as defensive coordinator of the New York Giants.

Romo calls Belichick rarest of rare

“I feel like there's rare guys in life that just . . . It's just kind of who they are. It's not as if he's working," said Romo, adding that Belichick wants to actually work that hard and to compete, which is a joyful obsession for him. The former Cowboys quarterback believes that Belichick will coach all the way until we “put him in the ground.” calling him the rarest of rares. Romo added that the challenges that the Patriots are facing, include the loss of some of his key coaching staff, to the Miami Dolphins their division rival.

That makes Belichick more interested in coaching. "The challenges that they face, I think that just makes it more fun for him, if anything," said Romo.

Belichick lost several members of coaching staff

Recently, Belichick lost some members of his coaching staff, including Defensive Coordinator Brian Flores, who signed with the Dolphins after their Super Bowl LIII win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Flores brought along Patriots' Cornerbacks' Coach Josh Boyer with him to Miami while Defensive Line Mentor Brendan Daly joined the Kansas City Chiefs. In addition, Belichick lost several key pieces of his defensive line, including Defensive End Trey Flowers and Malcom Brown to free agency.

Flowers signed a five-year contract worth $90 million with the Detroit Lions while Brown inked a three-year, $15 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.

The loss of some key coaches and players will be a challenge for Belichick, who will also assume the defensive coordinator position next season until they find a suitable replacement for Flores. Also, the Patriots almost lost Director for Player Personnel Nick Caserio to the Houston Texans recently but did not allow for a provision in his deal with New England. The Patriots filed tampering charges against the Texans for pursuing Caserio, but withdrew it after Houston decided that they will not pursue him.